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Camp Dynamo

Camp Dynamo will be held by the PEI Business Women’s Association September 29 at 4 pm to October 1 [ ... ]

Installing child safety seats

Experts from Child Safety Link (CSL), the child and youth injury prevention program of the IWK Healt [ ... ]

Troy Little and Nancy Cole awarded placements

The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts (PEICA) and the City of Summerside have announced the awarding of the first two PACE Self-Directed Artist Residencies, to graphic artist Troy Little and textile artist Nancy Cole.

Troy Little will be the artist-in-residence for the first period, July–August. Little is one of the Island’s most successful graphic artists, with three novels under his belt, one of which, Angora Napkin, was nominated for an Eisner Award (the comic book equivalent to the Oscars). During his PACE residency, he plans to begin development on his fourth graphic novel. He also relishes the opportunity to interact with the public. “I can imagine lining the wall with comic art (and process art), having my cartoon available for viewing and my books available for reading…while the public can interact with me directly on any subject that sparks their interest.” He also says he would love to have members of the people come in for a comic jam or even a 24-hour comic event.

Visual artist Nancy Cole will be in residence for the second period, September–October. Cole is an emerging professional textile artist whose main focus is quilting. Her practice has evolved into contemporary and concept-based art pieces based on the notions of quilting and other traditional textile techniques. Her PACE residency will center on Seven, a collaborative art project that involves area youth as well as demonstrations and open quilting sessions. Her vision is “to create a large silk, transparent quilted textile that reflects cursively written words for the favourite food of our youth as well as making a point that one seventh, or one billon of the seven billion on earth, go hungry.”

Darrin White, Executive Director of the PEICA, says that he was quite impressed with the quality of the applications in this first year of the PACE program.

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Some Upcoming Events

41st Maud Concert

Benefit concert at the Confederation Centre August 20
Homburg Theatre  The Charlottetown Festi [ ... ]

SOFT SNOW

Art in the Open performance at Beaconsfield August 26
Beaconsfield Carriage House Art in the Open w [ ... ]

Gretzky is Everywhere

Image by Andy Warhol at Confederation Centre Gallery Until September 24
Confederation Centre Art Gal [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]